Serena's upset sends U.S. Open final tickets plunging

Serena Williams' grand slam hopes crushed at U.S. Open
Serena Williams' grand slam hopes crushed at U.S. Open

Serena's out of the U.S. Open, and so are her fans.

After tennis superstar Serena Williams was ousted in the semifinals Friday and lost her chance at a Grand Slam, ticket prices for the women's final dropped dramatically -- and quickly.

The resale price of tickets for Saturday's final was as low as $50 -- a drastic decline from prices while Williams was still a contender.

According to TiqIQ, a ticket tracking site, at the start of Williams' match with Roberta Vinci, the average ticket price was $1,411.98, and the lowest tickets were going for $271. That's more than what tickets for the men's final cost.

Shortly after Williams lost, the average price dropped to $1,103.14 and the lowest price was $124.

Less than 10 minutes later, prices fell even more to $876.23 and $70. And they kept falling. Two hours after the match, the cheapest tickets could be bought for $50.

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